Healthy eating is a natural outcome of garden-based education. Get started here!
This page links to the Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC schools and all supportive resources.
This guide supports a range of healthy fundraising ideas that can support your school goals.
Starting a school garden or looking for ways to improve your existing one? Check out some of these great success stories. Some schools garden in recycled car tires, others in wading pools, raised beds, greenhouses or neighbouring community gardens. Read about how schools have funded their garden projects, problem solved and increased community involvement using various strategies.
North Peace Secondary School, Fort St. John
Contact: Sheri Dressler
Secondary School Apprenticeship Coordinator
Click HERE to read North Peace Secondary School’s success story
Queen Mary Elementary, North Vancouver
Contact: Heather Johnstone Edible Garden Project Coordinator
P. 604.987.8138 X. 209
Click HERE to read Queen Mary’s success story
Robert Ogilvie Elementary, Fort St. John
Click HERE to what their tire garden looks like.
Sen’Pok’Chin Independent School, Oliver
Contact: Heather Kelliher
Click HERE to read Sen’Pok’Chin’s success story
Terra Nova School Gardens, Richmond
This garden, on City of Richmond land, includes 4 elementary schools as well as the community.
Contact: Ian Lai
Urban Agriculture Consulting Inc.
Suite 11 - 3711 Robson Court
Richmond, BC V7C 5T8
Click HERE to read Terra Nova School Garden’s success story
Learn how Burnaby Mountain Secondary in School District 41 successfully introduced soups into the menu.
Find out how the PAC lunch program at Dorothy Lynas Elementary in School District 44 was able to generate the same amount of funds using the new School Guidelines despite higher food costs.
Explore the challenges of nutrition education and lunchtime at school.
There is growing interest around the world for using gardens as a hands-on learning opportunity that can be integrated into a wide-range of subject areas. Studies of food-producing gardens in schools cite many benefits.